The English Premier League (EPL) saw some of the biggest signings of the summer transfer window.
Two of the most notable were Chelsea’s £115 million ($190 billion) acquisition of Moises Caicedo, the highest transfer fee in league history, and Arsenal’s £105 million ($173.3 billion) acquisition of Declan Rice, a new record for a British player.
While the splurge is similar, the effect is different. So far, the consensus is that Caicedo hasn’t been worth the money. Rice, on the other hand, has been lauded. In terms of team results, Chelsea have slipped to 12th place, while Arsenal are in fifth place with three wins, a draw, and an unbeaten run.
Then, Asmir Begovic, a goalkeeper who has played for Chelsea in the past, took a swipe at the Blues, claiming that they made a mistake in the transfer market and that they should have signed Rice instead of Caicedo.
Rice, in particular, has a strong connection to Chelsea. From 2006 to 2013, Rice was a member of the Chelsea youth system. He left for West Ham Youth in 2013 and made his first-team debut in 2015.
“Chelsea’s signing of Caido was wrong,” Begovic told a podcast. Chelsea should have signed Rice, not Caicedo.”
“We paid £115 million, the highest transfer fee ever for Caido, so we should have spent £120 million on Rice. I don’t know Rice personally. I’m not saying he doesn’t want to 메이저토토사이트 play for Arsenal. He may have wanted to go to Chelsea in his heart,” he said.
“The same goes for Enzo Fernandes. I believe Rice would have been a better signing than Fernandes. Chelsea spent a lot of money signing Caicedo and Fernandes. If I had that kind of money, Rice would be my first choice. Chelsea should open its doors to the best players.”